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Put It In Neutral
May, 2014 - Issue #115
When it comes to color palattes, "neutrals" often get a bad (boring) wrap. But as these beauties can attest, sometimes less is more.

CELADON
When it comes to your kitchen, don't be afraid to add a more permanent splash of color. Brightly-colored countertops are not a choice for the faint of heart, but this bold statement, when done correctly, will show off your fun, carefree personality. Surfaces USA has a variety of naturally-enhanced marble, granite and onyx slabs that are extremely durable and work perfectly in kitchen or bath installations. When selecting a colored countertop, avoid major patterns and keep appliances and cabinetry neutral as a backdrop for the bright countertop. Stop by their showroom for a sneak peek at one of their backlit displays. Surfaces USA 775-9404
courtesy of Shutterstock
courtesy of Shutterstock

LATTE
Milky shades swirl together on natural-stone tile, encouraging you to relax into your space while coffee and cream granite countertops add dimension. Marty's Flooring 252-2522
photography by Ted Dayton
photography by Ted Dayton

ANTIQUE WHITE
This kitchen's oak cabinets benefitted from a touch of timelessness, thanks to a custom-applied antique white (re)finish. A. Allbright Painting, Inc. 846-2928
photography by Mel Carll
photography by Mel Carll

LET THERE BE LED LIGHT
No matter what color you choose, make sure you light it properly. Today's LED lights aren't only super energy efficient (You'll save hundreds off your electric bill each year when you make the switch.), they're also a fantastic source for warm, customizable light. Pendent, recess and back-cabinet lighting are both task functional and stylish. And don't forget the under-cabinet lights; they are invisible during the day but add safety and ambience when the sun goes down.
Randal G. Winter Construction, Inc. 799-8089

TUXEDO
Because sometimes black, white and natural stone are all the colors you need - at least when it comes to this creamy white glaze and black cabinet distressed finish by Woodward Kitchen and Bath. The focal point on the backsplash is by Anderson Ceramics; beautiful Golden Wave granite can be found on the counter tops. Woodward Kitchen and Bath 251-3865
photography by Ted Dayton
photography by Ted Dayton

STONE
Enrich the tone of a bath with natural color that is all at once vibrant and relaxing. This variegated marble pattern with a travertine-tile backdrop brings luxurious interest that never gets old or outdated. Bonus: it's "easy care" and a perfect fit for almost any design style. Kathy's Kitchen & Bath Design
645-2104

CRYSTALLINE
Rebecca Rollins Interiors (RRI) has a laser-sharp focus on bringing unique, powerful pieces to interior designs and this little gem for kitchen cabinets and drawers is another great example. The hint of vintage nostalgia brought in the form of a brilliant octagon pressed glass jewel is complemented by the transitional metal design of the base fixture (Choose oil bronze, polished nickel or satin nickel.). These knobs, which are also available in green, violet, amber and clear, will add that pop and appeal that will not be seen in any other homes. Rebecca Rollins Interiors 367-4394
photography by Ted Dayton
photography by Ted Dayton

CLASSIC WHITE
Sunshine-bright white accents, like the shade of this classic applied panel, coordinates exceptionally with decor styles ranging from retro to Country French and beyond. Add crown molding for a look that is timeless and complete. Hahn Co. Inc. 810-3832

PALLADIAN GRAY
How's this for a conversation piece? When buildings are torn down, glass from the windows and doors can be salvaged. Vetrazzo turns this into something beautiful: recycled glass countertops in Palladian Gray. A tribute to the architect Andrea Palladio, this mix is comprised of glass from windows and doors in demolished highrises and is complemented with Benjamin Moore paint in Palladian Blue. Dannick Design 775-7430
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